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Update: November 12 2021

After a lot of thought, once again we have reluctantly cancelled the BDO Taranaki Cycle Challenge that was to have been held in January 2022. The present day Covid19 situation still has a great amount of uncertainty & stress around the organising of big events. We have made the decision early to allow our many out of town participants time to rearrange any plans they may have had. We will be back in January 2023! Stay safe everyone.

We especially want to thank BDO Taranaki who were prepared to continue as the major sponsor.

The Taranaki Cycle Challenge has become one of New Zealand's premier road cycle events with over 600, competitive and recreational cyclists enjoying the day. This event is always held on the Auckland/Bay of Plenty Anniversary weekend and is Taranaki's longest running Around The Mountain recreational cycling ride.

What an amazing day we had in New Plymouth January 2020, perfect weather conditions and lightning quick times were again the order of the day. "We have an amazing team who contributed to make the day a huge success - thank you everyone who helped " Thanks to all who entered".

E bikes are growing in popularity so we added a new E bike category this year with only one entry we may not continue this category. The seperate Mountain Bike event proved very popular

7 hardy souls competed in the Solo 2 laps so we will keep this in the mix: Starts at 1.30am. We will provide a tail end Charlie, however you need to be self supporting for the first lap. 4 Mechanics & St John's on course, water, electrolyte, toilets at all relay changes on 2nd lap. On completing your 1st lap check in at the start area corner Rogan and Gover Street.

A huge thanks to BTW for developing an interactive map for our event. This was a big help to out of town support vehicle traffic in particular. atmcyclerace.btw.nz

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Video Daily News - Cycle Event 27th January 2018

View the 2015 Taranaki Cycle Challenge video here

View the 2014 Taranaki Cycle Challenge video here

View 2013 event here

Marathon photos have taken some awesome shots on the day. These are available by clicking on the 2019 photos on the right hand coloumn.

Taranaki Velodrome Trust & Cycle Park

We will be donating some of the proceeds of this event to support the ongoing work at the Velodrome & Cycle Park


We are pleased to continue our support of this worthy group.


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2020 Event

  • 2020 Results
  • 2020 Solo 2 Lap Riders
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    2019 Event

  • 2019 Results
  • 2019 Solo 2 Lap Riders
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    2018 Event

    2017 Event

    2016 Event

    2015 Event

    2014 Event

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